The Abandoned Truce

The war against the Irish republicans restarted when Free State troops captured more than a dozen irregulars near Blessington, County Wicklow. Since then large captures of the so-called republicans were made.

The Dail Eireann — Free State Parliament—gave full consideration to the De Valera peace proposals. It characterized them as childish and irrelevant. Even Deputy Johnson, Irish Laborite, said: " I think too much importance is attached to a general election to find out the people's will. ... It should be obvious to De Valera that the...

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